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Denver Post Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
20 Reviews

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  1.  

    A nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Journalist-- Media  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Journalist-- Media in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Good, caring managers and excellent colleagues. Very professional and dedicated to making news and the content as comprehensive as possible.

    Cons

    Newspaper is transitioning into more of a multi-media product. It will be difficult to go into the Post without that understanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your doors open and all will be fine. There's a good work-life balance at the Post, especially, considering that it's a news organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Going through a changing evolution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Reporter in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Recognized as an industry leader
    Union scale and benefits
    seniority protection
    Innovattive and forward-thinking

    Cons

    Shrinking staff
    Frozen pay scale
    Frozen pension

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaging atmosphere, insecure management

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Plenty of credibility with this very well-established company. It provides good experience and can provide good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management continues to change gears, trying desperately to "reinvent the buggy whip" rather than get with the times. Incredibly high turnover, among both management and staff. Obviously as a newspaper, they are struggling to maintain revenues. The digital department has undergone some positive, forward-thinking changes. There have been mass layoffs several times during my long tenure, many of them removed negative, poor managers, other times they made strange decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a plan!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The journalists in the newsroom care but s has been cut to the bone, quality is declining, and revenues are evaporating.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The building is in a pretty great location, but be assured they are trying to get out of their lease and move somewhere like the DTC soon. The last raiding CEO said as much in an all employee meeting. Easy to rise through the ranks quickly because they keep firing and reorganizing people.

    Cons

    Continually cutting of key staff, journalists, and even salespeople has the company in a death spiral. Add the new paywall program and it's clear that the company has completely lost it's footing. High charges for parking that come out of employees pockets, terrible work/life balance as you are expected to be on call at all times late at night and weekends too. The inflexible union restricts the ability to change, and aging and outdated technology and tools at every level have the company. Finally, the top management changes every six months with new managers, processes, and directives causing constant chaos. Finally, the hedge fund hired managers from Digital First Media seem to be filled with corporate raiders that are picking at the bones, selling the real estate, killing the pensions, and generally riding this company into the ground. Print revenue as declining much faster than anticipated and there is no revenue footing. You continually show up to the endless meetings only to find colleagues have been let go or their departments have further shrunk. Depressing at many levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only hope left is to clear out the management at the very top of this company and replace it with a team that once again cares about creating quality products that readers want on all platforms. Digital initiatives at Digital First Media are nothing less than a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job while it lasted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding work. Autonomy. Always a great sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well-done

    Cons

    Working in a declining industry is no fun, especially when one loves the work. Sad to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can say would make things better. The newspaper industry -- and news media overall -- has been forever changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Newspaper is NOT dead

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    Former Employee - Graphic Journalist  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Graphic Journalist in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, who take great pride in their work. The pride of journalism still thrives within the Post. Management is accessible and do their best to maintain an open-door policy. New ideas and innovation are strongly encouraged.

    Cons

    Newspaper is going through an evolution and the Post is no exception. They've had some growing pains, but are attacking the mobile app and digital product with a fervor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to fresh ideas and keep your pursuit of new media at the forefront of your efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's Ok - it was a good job when I needed it the most

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    Current Employee - Interactive Rich Designer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Interactive Rich Designer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The people
    The location
    Benefits
    This is what sells working here.

    Cons

    Company is in the newspaper business and its going under
    The guild or also known as the Union
    Very low pay, not competitive
    Parking comes out of your paycheck so minus 200 a month
    Managers are not the best
    Company is being run into the ground
    Too much outsourcing to India
    Doesn't care about the well-being of the worker - you are a number and that is it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your workers.
    Get the guild out of your system
    up pay and give raises. Stop furloughs and hurting families
    Change your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company, full of caring and professional people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Journalist in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Freedom to bring your ideas and implement them. A good relationship with the company and the union. Most of the management has an open-door policy and happy to listen to new ideas and plans to help bring news and media into an ever-changing market.

    Cons

    The industry of newspaper is going through a major transition, so if you're unable to embrace the idea of a new industry, stay away from any news and/or journalistic company. Otherwise, it can be an exciting time to be a new media journalist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the new blood coming in and pay close attention to the trends in new media. Then, aim higher and farther than the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, loved my time here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and I worked with a great team. I was very satisfied with my compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Worried about the industry's future...they have gone through some ups and downs lately, so a potential employee may need to take that into consideration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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